Thin Blood / Thick Water
Working within the medium of amateur museums, snapshot photography, and liturgical call and response, I'm constructing a fractured family album that hangs somewhere between an emotional document and a fiction. In the tradition of Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary, it's a very public grief. A story of crippled minds and bodies, growing up playing house, and pregnant teenagers sent to convents by the cover of night. It's a clumsy stab at bridging the disconnect between my possible (from birth) futures (including ones where my children are not in existence), my parallel histories, and the shadowy hinterland of suffering that lies between (and intersects) both of these.
Laura McLean • Cecilie Neumann • Flannery O'kafka • Natalia Poniatowska • Kristjana Thorarinsdottir • Magdalene Wanderlust •